Category Archives: Thesis Project

Graduation: closing out my thesis

Here just outside of the Liacouras Center, I stand with Assistant Dean Joseph McLaughlin, who has presided as adviser over this thesis project since last spring. Today I graduated from Temple University and, unsurprisingly, he was there to congratulate me. … Continue reading

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How the Republican Party chooses a candidate to support in Philadelphia

Michael Meehan is a powerful guy in the city’s Republican Party – for whatever that means. But it occurred to me that that isn’t always explained why. One doesn’t need Meehan’s permission to run, of course. But this state’s elections, … Continue reading

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Temple University Research Forum

This afternoon from 2:40 p.m. to 4 p.m. I served on a panel (that sure looked like what is depicted above, though I was on it) at the Temple University Research Forum, during which I presented some of my findings … Continue reading

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Honors Thesis: time to focus on Philadelphia

Suddenly October is melting away, and I need to move on this thesis project. After a summer of intellectual wandering, casually Philadelphia-focused reading, broad urban political reading, and comparative city campaign research, I am returning to a focus on Philadelphia.

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Red, White Blue and Black: an honors thesis proposal

Last week I chose a focus for my honors thesis project, Philadelphia’s Republican Party. Since then, I have further extrapolated my focus, though I am sure it will change over the next year. Still, I have also begun reaching out … Continue reading

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Thesis timeline

I synthesized this very rough timeline for this thesis project. I am meeting with my adviser Joe Mclaughlin tomorrow to discuss it. Thursday, May 24, 2007: Planning Meeting – Meet with Professor Mclaughlin to have timeline approved and seek further … Continue reading

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This thesis project will involve Philadelphia politics, to be sure

This thesis project is going to be on Philadelphia politics, that much is for sure. I am too interested in this city’s government, local politics and all the excitement that comes with it all. Image courtesy of the Pride of … Continue reading

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An honors thesis focus: the Philadelphia Republican Party

I had listed a handful of proposals for my honors thesis a few weeks ago. After meeting with Dr. Robin Kolodny, a professor of political science at Temple and a mentor of mine, I have decided to focus on the … Continue reading

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This site is under construction

Contain your excitement. This blog and Web site will chronicle the honors thesis I am currently writing. I am backdating the work I have done so the entire year can be accurately depicted. That’s a lot of work. Give me … Continue reading

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Honors thesis: a proposal or several

It is my hope that I begin research for this honors thesis over the coming semester, so that I might be able to accomplish as much as I can efficiently next year, sure to be a hectic one, considering its … Continue reading

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